Welcome to All Saints Church, Witley

All Saints Church, Witley, Surrey

Great News!

A new Vicar has been appointed and will join us in May. Meanwhile we will keep Lent as a time of preparation followed by the great celebration of Easter. All the services are listed below.

Easter is the time when we remember that Jesus rose from the dead, to give us hope that there is life beyond death, that we can overcome the worst things possible and that we can be forgiven for our sins. What does all that mean in our daily lives?

Easter is a time of renewal, a time to make a new start. It's spring, nature is waking up and bursting into life and there is a feeling of freshness and new energy in many places.

During Lent we are inviting anyone to ask for prayer and the prayers will be prayed at some of our services each week. Prayer can be a thank you, prayer may be a request for healing or it may be expressing concern for a loved one. Just inside the church is a large cross with holes drilled in it. There is a pile of small notelets beside it. Write your prayer request on the notelet, roll it up and place in one of the holes on the cross. By Easter the cross will be filled with our prayers. On Easter Day at 8am, all the prayers will be used in the service and the holes in the cross will be filled with flowers to demonstrate that Jesus rose from the dead and brought new life.

Please do come into church any time and leave a prayer in our lent cross.


Sunday 4th March - 11.30am Annual Parochial Church Meeting

Sunday 11th March - 9.45am Mothering Sunday Communion with posies of flowers for Mothers and a special guest.

Tuesdays 20, 27th February, 6 and 13th March - 7.30pm Lent Course on 'our favourite hymns' at Milford Church Room.

Sunday 18th March - 6pm Choral Evensong from The Book of Common Prayer

Palm Sunday Sunday 25th March - 9.45am Palm procession from Jubilee Hall to Communion Service with dramatic Gospel reading

Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th March - Prayer spaces in Church open all day.

Maundy Thursday 29th March - 8pm Celebration of Holy Communion with washing of Feet and Prayer Vigil with our Archdeacon Ven. Paul Davies

Good Friday 30th March -
9am story tea and toast for tinies
10.15 Family Service
12noon Liturgy of the Day

Easter Day 1st April
8.00am Holy Communion
9.45am Family Communion

Please click HERE to read the Parish Profile for All Saints Church, Witley.


All Saints Church has a huge wooden door, which, while being very old and attractive in its own way can be a physical barrier to those who have never entered All Saints before - don't let it be like that. Turn the handle, push the door and come in, all are welcome. Inside you will find a building that is filled with the prayers of 1000 years, a wall painting that is 900 years old, a 700-year-old Lady Chapel with medieval stained glass, signs of the conflict in the 16th and 17th century with an unfinished memorial tablet in the sanctuary and several other family memorials. The 18th century put in a gallery which was removed by the Victorians who added so much more, including a whole aisle on the North Side. The Victorians with three generations of Chandler Vicars built the organ, the bell tower and the vestry. They refurbished the chancel ceiling, floor and altar and put up memorials to the eminent people of the day as they passed on. The beginning of the 20th century completed the collection of stained glass windows and introduced the pews we have now, instead of the previous box pews. All Saints is full of history reflecting the needs of the generations who have worshipped here before us. There have been many changes in the past few years which help us now to use the church on a daily basis for many different groups. There is a children's trail available with many interesting things to find out and see.

Please do come inside and explore and have time for yourself, the church is open in daylight hours. Or come and meet with others to worship or chat everyone is welcome.

If anyone would like to speak to Ann, please ring or email and we will endeavour to meet you as soon as we can.

The All Saints Parish Office, is in the grounds of Witley Infant School, opposite the Church.

Wishing you every blessing

Vicar TBC         Ann Fraser
            Vicar TBC                               Ann Fraser

The parish of Witley is made up of the villages of Witley, Brook, Wormley and Sandhills. The Parish Church of All Saints dates from about 1040 and is situated just off the main Petworth Road (A283) in Church Lane, opposite the White Hart public house. Witley CofE Infant School is opposite the church and has close links with it.

Apart from a regular pattern of worship on Sundays and Holy Days, the church serves the whole parish and after recent refurbishment is available every day for a variety of uses. The door is open in daylight hours for anyone who may wish to spend a quiet few moments or longer in the peace and quiet of this ancient building.

The mission of the church in Witley is to bring the love of God to all who live and work there. The church is open to all people, and here to serve the entire parish. Everyone is welcome at all services and other events and anyone is welcome to use the space in church for their own charitable or social events where appropriate. Click here for more information on using the church for your event.

If you are new to the area you are very welcome! There are a wide range of activities going on around the church that may interest you.

A team of Pastoral Assistants visit the housebound, take Communion to those who can't get to church for whatever reason, and generally help the clergy keep an eye on pastoral needs.

Ann would be pleased to talk with and welcome you. Enjoy the web-site!

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